I am a novice. I took a couple ornamental horticulture classes in college but didn't take and interest in plants until about 5 years ago. It's strange but that led to a passion in geology as well. I fell in love with the Japanese practice of landscape, probably because my mind works in very symmetrical way yet succulents and cactus are my favorite plants. I encourage anyone interested in plants to download this app and not waste money buying books when all the info is here and very accurate. My sincere thanks to the app designers, a job very well done indeed.
I paid 2 dollars to find out what one of the plants in my backyard was. I submitted my question to the horticulturists that would answer my question. They said my answer would be there within 24 hours. My answer arrives later than 24 hours and the horticulturists said they could not identify my plant. They needed flowers to identify. My plant doesn't even have flowers!
Paid for an identification, received an answer in 24 hours. They got it exactly right. I tested the answer they gave me against a local plant expert and they agreed. No one else was able to answer this, so this has been a huge help.
I have gotten some good answers with it. Not everytime. It was a free app. When i dont get what I'm looking for, I just keep researching. I'm not paying for information that is free on the Net😁
So many incorrect identifications when searching by name. At least 3 of the pictures for Ramps (Allium tricoccum) are incorrect. 2 of the pictures are Lily of the Valley, a poisonous plant. I would not trust this app to help identify wild edibles.
The photo focused more on the ground around my plant or on my hand holding the plant to get better light than what the leaves actually looked like. Its closest matches didn't even come close to resembling what I was trying to find. Absolute fail.
Added ability to narrow search by plant category: shrubs, trees, etc.
Improved search results.
More reliable email verification method.
Added ability to delete old answers
fixed crashing issue